FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I TREAT MY OWN PATIENTS?
If you are already an experienced implant dentist, with at least 2 years experience in the field and you have already treated at least 20 implant cases you may apply for the Experienced Practitioner (Treat Own Patients) Pathway. You will need to submit case reports of 6 implant cases.
Delegates on the Treat Own Patients pathway are exempt from the Preclinical Practical Skills Week (Module 2).
CAN I CONTINUE TO A MASTERS DEGREE?
Yes. Once you successfully complete the PGDip you can apply to enter the MSc in Advanced Dental Implantology directly into the final year under an Approved Prior Learning (APL) exemption. The MSc is awarded by Aston University. To be eligible you must achieve a grade of at least 60% in all modules of ther PGDip and must commence the MSc within 3 years of completing the PGDip.
CAN I USE LETTERS AFTER MY NAME?
Yes. The award is formally accredited by EduQual as a Level 7 postgraduate diploma qualification, aligned with the Ofsted Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). You would be entitled to use the letters PGDip (Imp Dent) after your name once you gain the qualification.
WHAT IS EDUQUAL?
EduQual is a regulated UK awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, a globally-recognised national qualifications framework aligned to other recognised frameworks such as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
ARE PATIENTS PROVIDED?
Yes. For UK dentists, all patients can be provided for you on the Beginners (Provided Patients) Pathway Clinical Training Programme. You will treat a variety of live cases under direct supervision over 5 days. We guarantee that you will place at least 6 implants during the Clinical Training Program.
DOES THE PRACTICAL SKILLS WEEK INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD?
The Practical Skills Week includes lunch. Accommodation is not included. The venue in Cambridge, where this program is held (The Moller Institute), has 92 air conditioned en-suite rooms that are graded at 4*. Cambridge also has plenty of other hotels ranging from budget to luxury.
DOES THE COURSE MEET ANY SPECIFIC STANDARDS?
Yes, the course follows all the requirements of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID). The syllabus is the training required by the General Dental Council for the practice of dental implantology in the UK. The PGDip is accredited by the regulated UK awarding body, EduQual, as a formal postgraduate qualification, allowing use of the postnominals PGDip (Imp Dent) and is approved by Aston University as recognised prior learning towards the MSc in Advanced Dental Implantology.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE'S AIMS & OBJECTIVES?
The course aims to improve the depth of knowledge and skills of dentists in the field of dental implantology from beginner level upwards. Sucessful completion results in award of the EduQual accredited 90 credit Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The course costs £9,950 for the Provided Patients option. The course fees can be paid over 10 monthly instalments (September-June). Experienced implant dentists may apply for the Treat Own Patients option (£7,500). VAT is chargable on course fees.